Ludovic Ehret
Ludovic Ehret
  • Articles
  • Authors
'Better than a real man': Young Chinese women turn to AI boyfriends
by Ludovic Ehret - February 13, 2024 - 3:22pm
The "boyfriend" is a chatbot on an app called "Glow", an artificial intelligence platform created by Shanghai start-up MiniMax that is part of a blossoming industry in China offering friendly — even romantic...
China reports no 'unusual or novel pathogens' in respiratory illnesses upsurge
by Ludovic Ehret - November 24, 2023 - 8:48am
China has reported no 'unusual or novel pathogens' in respiratory illnesses spreading in the north of the country, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
WHO asks China for more data on respiratory illnesses outbreak
by Ludovic Ehret - November 23, 2023 - 4:49pm
The World Health Organization has asked China for more data on respiratory illnesses spreading in the north of the country, urging people to take steps to reduce the risk of infection.
Chinese youths trade city-living for ceramics
by Ludovic Ehret - September 19, 2023 - 3:00pm
China's "Porcelain Capital" Jingdezhen is attracting droves of young people drawn to the city of artisans in search of an escape from the urban rat race among its ceramics workshops.
China demands Philippines remove grounded ship from disputed waters
by Ludovic Ehret - August 8, 2023 - 2:06pm
China Tuesday renewed calls for the Philippines to remove an ageing ship from a reef which Manila uses to press its stake in the Spratly Islands in defiance of Beijing's claim to nearly the entire South...
China says deeply concerned over 'out of control' Ukraine conflict
by Ludovic Ehret - February 21, 2023 - 6:53pm
China's foreign minister said Tuesday that Beijing is "deeply concerned" about the conflict in Ukraine, which is "intensifying and even getting out of control".
Chinese turn to traditional remedies to fight Covid
by Ludovic Ehret - January 20, 2023 - 2:28pm
As Covid-19 rips through China's vast population, making millions sick and fuelling a shortage of drugs, many are turning to old-school traditional medicines to battle the aches and pains of the virus.
Poverty, climate, space: China's progress in 10 years under Xi
by Ludovic Ehret - October 14, 2022 - 3:02pm
On the brink of securing a third term, the Chinese president can boast of several achievements in his first 10 years in power, though some do come with caveats.
China sends three astronauts to complete space station
by Ludovic Ehret - June 5, 2022 - 3:33pm
China on Sunday launched a rocket carrying three astronauts on a mission to complete construction on its new space station, the latest milestone in Beijing's drive to become a major space power.
Tokyo hands Olympic baton to Beijing but virus, boycott calls weigh
by Ludovic Ehret - August 9, 2021 - 7:31am
The Beijing 2022 Olympics are scheduled to take place from February 4 to 20, when the Chinese capital will become the first city to host a Winter and Summer Games.
First astronauts arrive at China's space station
by Ludovic Ehret - June 17, 2021 - 9:28pm
The Shenzhou-12 spacecraft — having separated from the Long March rocket — "successfully docked with the forward port of the core module" of the Tiangong station, said the China Manned Space Agency, as...
US, China clash as Biden debuts at G7
by Ludovic Ehret - June 12, 2021 - 1:15pm
The United States and China clashed in rare talks Friday as President Joe Biden made his international debut at the G7 summit, with his administration pressing Beijing on Covid, Taiwan and human rights.
Biden win heralds sharper China strategy by US
by Ludovic Ehret - November 10, 2020 - 3:54pm
His style may be less combative than the defeated Donald Trump, but experts say a Joe Biden presidency will tighten Washington's squeeze on big power rival China over trade, human rights and security.
China races to find COVID-19 vaccine, put scandals in the past
by Ludovic Ehret - June 13, 2020 - 1:11pm
China has mobilized its army and fast-tracked tests in the global race to find a coronavirus vaccine, but its labs also have an image tarnished by past health scandals to overcome.
Chinese writer faces backlash for 'Wuhan Diary'
by Ludovic Ehret - April 22, 2020 - 5:31pm
After Wuhan was sealed off from the world, acclaimed Chinese writer Fang Fang started an online diary about the coronavirus tragedy unfolding in her hometown.
'Exhausted': Doctors at China's virus epicentre overworked and unprotected
by Ludovic Ehret - February 12, 2020 - 4:22pm
Doctors on the frontline of China's new coronavirus epidemic are facing a daunting task: treat an ever-growing number of infected patients and risk getting infected themselves due to a drastic shortage of masks and...
China's farmers reap rich harvest through video-sharing apps
by Ludovic Ehret - January 12, 2020 - 10:44am
Creating videos has become a popular sales tactic for Chinese farmers.
China unveils new 'Heavenly Palace' space station as ISS days numbered
by Ludovic Ehret - November 7, 2018 - 8:41am
China unveiled on Tuesday a replica of its first permanently crewed space station, which would replace the international community's orbiting laboratory and symbolises the country's major ambitions beyond Earth...
Are you sure you want to log out?

Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

Get Updated:

Signup for the News Round now

or sign in with